Two officials held for graft

Hyderabad, December 31: Continuing to come down hard on ‘corrupt’ babus, AntiCorruption Bureau (ACB) sleuths today cracked down on two government officials in the city and the neighbouring Ranga Reddy district and unearthed assets worth more than Rs 3.20 crores in documentary value alone. The market value of the assets would be more than Rs 8 crore, officials said.

ACB sleuths conducted raids on the Vanasthalipuram Hills residence of Alladi Laxminarayana, the assistant director of Institute of Preventive Medicine, Narayanguda around 6.20 a.m.

“His assets include two houses (one at Autonagar and Vanasthalipuram), a commercial complex at Vanasthalipuram and nine plots at Hayathnagar, Vanasthalipuram, Saroornagar and Shamirpet,” an official release said. Other assets include a Swift Dzire vehicle, a motorcycle, 53 tola gold, Rs 79,000 in cash and a bank balance of Rs 1.50 lakh. A bank locker in the State Bank of Hyderabad is yet to be checked.

In another catch, ACB sleuths conducted searches on the Nizampet residence of Thandra Rajender Reddy, the deputy executive engineer of Panchayatraj department in Ranga Reddy district. Assets worth more than Rs 1.32 crore were recovered from him.

His assets include 23 house plots near BDL Factory, Shankarpally mandal and three houses (one each at Nizampet road, Miryalaguda in Nalgonda district and Buchiguda in Shadnagar mandal of Mahabubnagar district), 7.21 acre agricultural land near BDL factory, three cars, a tractor and a twowheeler, 679 gram gold worth Rs 4.28 lakh and some other valuables.